Synopsis: Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in.
The Writer’s Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment.
Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.
Why I like it
The Writer’s Eye is a wonderful resource for aspiring writers, written in a very accessible style and packed with thoughtful and helpful advice. Amy shares her own challenges as a writer and the advice that she gives to her own students. She includes very relevant examples to illustrate her points and throughout the book there are a number of helpful exercises. I particularly liked the chapter on Building a World on the Page.
If you have ever felt inspired to write, this delightful book is the perfect companion for your journey. Highly Recommended!